Report Construction Fraud


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You can report if you are a victim of construction fraud or have observed unlicensed construction activity.

Things To Consider

  • Please note: Effective July 1, 2021, Florida Statutes, as amended by Senate Bill 60, require a name and address to be provided in order to report potential violations of codes and ordinances for investigation.
  • We will not hold you responsible if you unknowingly hire an unlicensed contractor
  • You could get a fine of up to $500 and be charged with aiding and abetting if you knowingly hire an unlicensed contractor
  • If you have a problem with the work done by the unlicensed individual, there is little that the County or State can do to help you
  • If a contractor is caught working without a license they can receive the following penalties:
    • fine of up to $2000 per violation
    • arrested and charged with acting as a contractor without being properly licensed
  • Check out our Contractor licensing section for requirements for licensing in Hillsborough County and reciprocation with other counties
    • Business Tax Receipts, formerly known as Occupational Licenses, are issued by the Tax Collector's Office. These are not the same thing as a contractor's license.

How To

  1. Gather the following information:
    • Address of the complaint
    • Nearest major intersection
    • Description of the the complaint
    • Photos or files to support your complaint (optional)
  2. Submit online form
  3. If you prefer to make a report over the phone, please call (813) 272-5600

What's Next

We will respond to the complaint within five working days.

Get Help

(813) 272-5600

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